High Pressure Brings 50 mph Wind GustsFebruary 19, 2013, 8:32 AM HST · Updated February 19, 4:29 PM 0 Comments
By Wendy Osher
High pressure north of the state will continue to bring strong and gusty trade winds to the islands.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory, saying winds are expected to be blowing from the east at 20 to 35 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph.
The advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Forecasters say winds this strong can bring down tree branches, cause local power outages, and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles as they traverse bridges and overpasses.
As a precaution, the public is asked to secure any loose objects that may become airborne, or move them indoors.